Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. N/A MA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 675,797

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of North Texas N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 675,797

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ten Times Ten LLC NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Conservative Union Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Trace Media, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conspiracy of Beards CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hawaii United Okinawa Association HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Heartland Film, Inc. IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 683,510

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Symphonic Choir United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 675,797

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13110 records found.